Varsity students stage protest over poor electricity supply

Students during the protest

Students during the protest

The students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) last week staged a peaceful protest over what they described as the poor electricity supply to Oye-Ekiti, the university host community.

Students during the protest
Students during the protest

The students, who lamented that the electricity situation in the community had become unbearable, especially in the community, where majority of them reside, regretted that the darkness in the community compelled many of them to go to ATM stands and bank premises to read at night.

“We need not be told that this is not safe and secured. Whenever we go out to read at night where we have access to electricity, many of the students have in the process had their rooms burgled and losing valuables such as laptop computers and phones,” they complained.

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The President of the Students’ Union, Oluwaseun Awodola and the Public Relations Officer, Adetola Omofoye respectively, said the protest was to express the students’ demand for provision of electricity and other facilities to enhance their studies.

Awodola said: “Our training depends largely on regular supply of electricity and we are being deprived of this by Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). The electricity distribution company had been making life difficult and unbearable for us and at the same time frustrating our studies.